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Tech Prep Articulations

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Tech Prep Articulation Guidelines:

Wharton County Junior College awards course credit for tech prep according to state requirements outlined within the following Advanced Technical Credit (ATC) Program’s Guidelines and WCJC credit by examination policy.

  1. The high school course is listed in the Statewide Articulation Course Crosswalk and is equivalent to one or more high school credits.
  2. The notation -TP in the course abbreviation identifies the high school course as ATC and content-enhanced (e.g., ECAD-TP).
  3. The student successfully completes the course with a grade of 80 (3.0) or better.
  4. If multiple courses and/or prerequisite courses are noted in the Statewide Articulation Course Crosswalk, a student also successfully completes these course(s) with a grade of 80 (3.0) or better.
  5. The student must complete the course or final course in an articulated course sequence with a junior (grade 11) or senior (grade 12) standing.
  6. The student must enroll at WCJC within 15 months of high school graduation.
  7. The student must successfully complete 6 additional, non-developmental college credit hours in any subject area.
  8. The student must declare a college major that includes the equivalent college course(s) in the degree plan.
  9. The college course must be in WCJC’s course inventory for credit to be granted. 


  1. Applications for admissions to WCJC and official high school transcript must be on file in the Registrar’s Office before students apply for tech prep credit.
  2. A criterion for awarding college credit for postsecondary technical (WECM) courses is mandated through the Advanced Technical Credit (ATC) Program standard articulation agreement.
  3. A list of courses approved for tech prep is determined each year through the Advanced Technical Credit (ATC) Program Articulation Crosswalk.
  4. Student seeking tech prep credit shall notify the Registrar’s Office to initiate the evaluation.

Vocational Support:

Vocational students attending WCJC may qualify for a broad range of support services. Support services may include educational and vocational counseling, peer tutoring, childcare allowance, transportation allowance, vocational testing, and linkage with other federal, state, and community service programs. Funding provided by the Carl D. Perkins Vocational and Technical Education Act of 1998 allows for these and other support services to eligible vocational students.

For more information, contact Cindy Kocian, Vocational Support Services, Wharton County Junior College, Administration Building, Office 102, call (979) 532-6483 or email at cindyk@wcjc.edu

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